Does anyone know if Trileptal can CURE partial seizures? My doctor suggested to put me on this and claims there's a 90% success rate and I would only be on it for approximately two years. Any thoughts is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Hi have you read the information about this drug on this website? I have looked in to research on other sites as well as this and have only come across a 50% success rate for this drug. I'm sure your doctor knows what he/she is doing, maybe there is further information that hasn't been published on the internet? There are a LOT of side effects and drug interactions though, so it might be worth your while just checking these. Enter the name of the drug at the top of drugs.com in the box provided to view information.
I haven't used this drug personally so can't give you information from personal experience. Good luck
I'm not quite sure what you mean by "cure". Sometimes seizures can stop by themselves; generally if you are seizure-free for six months, you MAY be considered to be "over" your seizures,and your doctor may want to explore reducing or even eliminating your medication.
This is conditional on any medication you may be taking, and the duration of time you have been having seizures.
To get to the meat of your question, Trileptal is very effective on partial seizures. It is not effective for every patient, and some individuals are particularly prone to the side effects of the drug, which makes it a bad choice for them.
My daughter took it for years and it helped for a while did not control it but she might have gone for weeks without seizing and she had less seizures, then another drug had to be added. She has a very difficult to control type of seizure even though it a partial complex but they too may differ from one person to the next. As far as curing I don't think so but it could be worth trying it may just be the one for you. Good luck.
- Trileptal Information for Consumers
- Trileptal Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Trileptal (detailed)
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